Motorcycle fatalities are up in Nebraska. Safety expert blames speed, lack of helmets | Omaha State and Regional News

The potential for serious injury and death is high for motorcyclists involved in accidents, according to the National Traffic Safety Administration. Nationwide, 4,985 motorcycle riders were killed in crashes in 2018, the most recent year for which data is available.

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Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in a crash than people in passenger cars, according to studies by the safety agency. The agency reports that despite representing only 3% of all registered motor vehicles, motorcyclists account for 14% of all traffic-related fatalities nationwide.

Speed and alcohol use account for roughly half of the crashes involving a single motorcycle, according to the agency. Cars making left-hand turns is another common cause of motorcycle crashes, as is lane splitting when riders travel between rows of slow-moving or stopped traffic going in the same direction.

To be safe and reduce the

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These Creative, One-of-a-Kind Motorcycle Helmets Were Designed by Artists for a Good Cause

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Aether’s latest line of motorcycle helmets will have you standing out from the pack for all the right reasons. Not only are the one-of-a-kind shells decorated with eye-catching custom artwork, but they have a humanitarian edge, too.

The outdoor apparel label collaborated with the luxury helmet makers at Veldt to launch the colorful 13-piece collection, which was designed to aid African communities in need.

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Each helmet showcases the work of one of 13 independent artists and is finished to Veldt’s exacting standards. The shell is hand-molded from Japanese carbon fiber and baked in a special autoclave machine. This painstaking process takes roughly six hours to complete and is carried out at Veldt’s workshop in Amoy, China.

The bucket is fitted with innovative rivets so you can fasten accessories with screws, while ventilation grooves and Coolmax fabric keeps riders

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